These gardening tips will make you save time and do better work.
Most of the time, people don’t like too much work unless it has something to do with their passion. It is even worse when it involves an encounter with dirt. Gardening is one of these jobs, and people always give all sorts of excuses to avoid it. Ironically, almost everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables. I mean, who doesn’t?
The good news is, it doesn’t even need a lot of space, neither a lot of time too. All you need to do is to do it smartly. It will take you about two hours of your time for the whole week to care for about 15 fruit trees and a few vegetable garden terraces. So, how will you achieve this?
Here are 5 top gardening tips on how to achieve only the best results:
1. Use Smart Pots.
If you live in an area where fertile soil is a rare resource, smart pots will be your ultimate secret to getting what you want. You only need to fill them with fertile soil depending on what you want to plant. They are washable, durable and portable. The most important part is that it maintains the temperatures well, without over-soaking and overheating your plants. It allows air to flow freely, which is good for the plants to grow well.
2. Practice Mulching.
One type of easily-acquired mulch is wood mulch. However useless they might seem to be, they can help your plants a great deal. All you need to do is to put the mulch 3-4 inches layers around your plants, leaving some little space around the main stem to allow circulation. This will save you the trouble of weeding.
3. Use of Automatic Watering systems.
This will save you a lot of time. All you need is an automated watering system. For the fruit trees, one hour of constant water is enough for the whole week and for the vegetables on terraces, 15 minutes of constant water twice a week is palatable.
4. Use Top-Grade Soil.
Make sure you are using the right top-grade soil to match the type of plants you are planting. This will save you the hustle and worries of your plants not doing well. Whether acidic or alkaline, loamy or sandy, make sure it matches your plants’ needs.
5. The Right Plants in the Right Area.
This is very important! Get familiar with your zone and know what kind of plants thrives in that area. You won’t need to put a lot of effort in taking care of plants that match to the weather and the climate of where you want to do our farming.
There you have it! Gardening can be great if you get back to doing the basics. In fact, these gardening tips can make a difference to your experience.
Do you have other gardening tips to suggest? If yes, share with us in the comments below!
By Egline J.